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Churches: Put Your Faith in Action, Not Passing Resolutions
1 Comment » October 23, 2014

Churches: Put Your Faith in Action, Not Passing Resolutions

We like to talk big, but we don't always put our faith in action. Don’t think that passing resolutions, singing, preaching or tweeting is the same as doing.

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When the Homeless Man Stole Cookies From a Church
1 Comment » September 3, 2014

When the Homeless Man Stole Cookies From a Church

"Church Presses Charges Against Homeless Man for Stealing Cookies." No matter the story behind that headline, your church is going to lose.

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How Is Your Church Responding to All the Pain in the World?
4 Comments » August 14, 2014

How Is Your Church Responding to All the Pain in the World?

There’s a lot of pain and anger and hurt in the world right now (like always). So how does your church respond and share hope and love to hurting people?

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Does Church Marketing Still Suck?: Anthony Miller
5 Comments » July 23, 2014

Does Church Marketing Still Suck?: Anthony Miller

The brand of the church should be described in one word—love. So until the brand of the church is love, our marketing sucks.

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Does Church Marketing Still Suck?: Antwuan Malone
1 Comment » July 17, 2014

Does Church Marketing Still Suck?: Antwuan Malone

Real influence often comes from doing, not shouting. But the church has been shouting from pulpits and political stumps and neglecting action.

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Fourth of July Frustrations
15 Comments » July 2, 2014

Fourth of July Frustrations

It's Independence Day in America, but is a patriotic party appropriate in church? Three reasons why you might want to tone down the Fourth of July festivities.

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Church Communication Hero: Anne Frank
No Comments » February 5, 2014

Church Communication Hero: Anne Frank

“Sometimes I very much doubt whether in the future anyone will be interested in all my tosh.” How wrong Anne Frank was.

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Church Communication Hero: Frederick Douglass
No Comments » January 15, 2014

Church Communication Hero: Frederick Douglass

A slave, turned free man, turned abolitionist used a holiday address to get in the faces of his oppressors. In this address, we find church communications gold.

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101 Women Speakers
4 Comments » December 16, 2013

101 Women Speakers

Remember that throwdown last month about gender diversity at Christian conferences? Rachel Held Evans created a list of 101 women speakers.

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Mother Teresa on Mission
1 Comment » December 10, 2013

Mother Teresa on Mission

"Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering, and the lonely right there where you are."

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Friday Flogging: Christmas Lights Gone Wrong
3 Comments » December 6, 2013

Friday Flogging: Christmas Lights Gone Wrong

A Christmas light display featuring the flogging of Jesus? You can't make that up. Plus new U2, Pope Francis, reality TV, wise words from Jon Acuff and Instagram video tips.

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Walking a Mile: How We Help Matters
5 Comments » November 27, 2013

Walking a Mile: How We Help Matters

A church in Florida collected 700 shoes for a local homeless shelter. That's cool. But is it the best way to help? We explore the importance of how we communicate.

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It’s a Friday Collection of Goodies
No Comments » November 15, 2013

It’s a Friday Collection of Goodies

Time for some Friday afternoon "research": Gender & crowdsourcing fights, social media goodies, face-palms galore, typographic treats and some photographic fun.

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Church Communication Hero: Pauli Murray
No Comments » October 30, 2013

Church Communication Hero: Pauli Murray

A writer, teacher, lawyer and priest, Pauli Murray refused to be categorized. She broke racial and gender barriers and was truly a woman before her time.

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3 Lessons From the Civil Rights Movement
4 Comments » August 28, 2013

3 Lessons From the Civil Rights Movement

Designer Bobby Martin shares three simple lessons for churches from the civil rights movement: Document everything, no more committees and keep messaging straight-forward and direct.

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